November 20, 2018

Aquarium announces new otter pup


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Aniak, right, a sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium, swims with her yet-to-be named daughter Thursday in Seattle.

SEATTLE — The Seattle Aquarium’s new otter pup is a girl.

The pup was born Jan. 14, but aquarium officials say giving the animal time to bond with its mother and the thickness of otter fur made it hard to immediately determine its gender. Traci Belting, the aquarium’s curator of mammals and birds, says had the new pup been a boy, it would have to be transferred so it